Once again, the state of Minnesota is seeking your input as it continues to develop its Statewide Bicycle Plan. According to a Department of Transportation press release, “the plan will identify a statewide system of bicycle routes, improve existing facilities and refine MnDOT’s bicycle planning process.”
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey (and my amateur calculations), nearly 860,000 people in the U.S. commute to work via bicycle. Of that, the report estimates there are 28,864 hearty Minnesotans who ride to their jobs.
Besides a daily bicycle commute to and from WCCO-TV, I like to get out and ride for fun. For the past few years I have been participating in gravel century rides in the area. (A ‘century’ is just bicycle jargon for 100 miles.) The popularity of gravel rides and races has just exploded in the past few years, thanks in no small part to the hugely popular Almanzo 100. Chris Locke decided to seize upon the popularity of these rides by creating the Skull-N-Bones Gravel Challenge in Bruce, WI.
The 101st running of the Tour de France began Saturday, July 5th and will run through Sunday, July 27th. In total, the finishing teams/riders will have traveled 2,276.7 miles (3,664 kilometers) on their way to a chance at victory.
Now that kids are out of school, it’s the perfect time to teach them how to ride a bike. For years that’s meant training wheels. But now there are biked called ‘no-pedal bikes’ on the market. With a new option for bikers in training we got to thinking, which one is better?
On the cold and snowy landscape of a wintry Saturday afternoon, bicyclists of all ages came to pay their respects. Marcus Nalls, 26, was one of them: a commuter on two wheels who used his bike to get around. Stefan Turner, a bicycle mechanic, had just worked on Nalls’ bike, installing his rack and fenders. “Marcus was one of the … coolest guys we’ve had in our shop in a long time,” Turner said.
The man accused in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 24-year-old bicyclist is now charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide. Abdirahman Abdi Ali, 24, turned himself in and was arrested in connection with Jessica Hanson’s July 3 death.
Police say they have made an arrest in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 24-year-old bicyclist last week. Jessica Hanson was struck and killed at the intersection of 28th and Pleasant Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
A 24-year-old woman who was hit by a vehicle while she was riding her bicycle has died — and police are still looking for the driver who sped from the scene. Minneapolis police say the woman was riding at the intersection of 28th and Pleasant Avenue South on Wednesday night when a vehicle sped through a stop sign, with its headlights off, and hit her.
A new store in Minneapolis is giving cyclists a chance to take part in the process of building their dream bike.
A new study aims to improve the safety of bicyclists and drivers in Minneapolis by examining the factors that cause crashes between the two.
Minneapolis has a reputation as a bike-friendly city with many commuting with pedal power. Now, a University of Minnesota graduate student is doing research about the quality of air cyclists are breathing.
Authorities are investigating a crash after a 13-year-old bicyclist was hit by a semi-truck Saturday afternoon on Highway 15 in Sibley County.
Police are looking for the man who robbed the M&I Bank in Prescott, Wis., on Friday afternoon with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Mike Binkley has his bike back. The WCCO anchor had biked to work earlier this month as part of national “Bike to Work Day,” only to have his ride stolen while it was locked up and chained to the WCCO station bike rack along Marquette Avenue.
The little boy that was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash last week has been upgraded to serious condition.
A lot of people enjoy this week’s “Bike Walk To Work” Day, but WCCO anchor Mike Binkley was not among them. That’s because his bicycle was stolen from right outside the WCCO-TV studios after he rode it in on Thursday.
A teenage bicyclist was struck and killed in a crash in Minnetonka Wednesday evening. According to police, the crash happened near the corner of Shady Oak Road and Excelsior Boulevard around 8:30 p.m.
A 56-year-old man has pleaded guilty to careless driving in the crash that killed a 73-year-old bicyclist in Winona
Some in the Twin Cities were treated Monday to a strange sight: bright green Nice Ride bicycles encased in 5,000 pounds of ice.
A bicyclist was injured after a crash with a car in St. Joseph Township Tuesday evening.
A bicyclist was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Plymouth, Minn. Wednesday morning.
If a frozen flat isn’t enough to scare me from this winter riding adventure, I’m also told that in extreme conditions my chain and gear head can freeze and lock. I don’t even know what my gear head is!
A 14-year-old Prior Lake boy is in critical condition after being hit by a car, while on his bike.
Cars and trucks would be permitted to go around bicycles and other slow-moving vehicles in no-passing zones under a bill the state Assembly is scheduled to consider.